Originally posted by Dave Gordon:
Asking payment for photographs is fairly common in developing countries. I can't speak for Africa, but throughout Latin America and even in parts of the United States, people whose way of life makes them popular subjects for photographers ask for a small donation in return for having their pictures taken. I think they assume - in most cases correctly - that western tourists are far more well off than they are, and they should expect some compensation from those who wish to take their pictures.
That said, it's a great picture, brilliant colors and a good sense of the surroundings.
Yes that is quite right and for the comment that it would have been better from the front, I totally agree and believe me I tried lol but they all wanted some money or wanted to pose or just said no. My plan is to print it out and give it to her. They make about 2-3 dollars per day here so yes I would say most tourists do have more money than they do. But thanks you so much for all your comments, wish I could have gotten a bit more, but thanks!